Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)
Transforming Cabrillo College into an effective Hispanic-Serving Institution through research and collaboration.
HSI Focus Groups and Goals
a. Goal: To develop guidelines and procedures for conducting audits on current practices. How does Cabrillo currently serve Latinx students?
Internal Community Spaces:
a. Goal: To advocate for HSI-thriving spaces, both on campus and online, through the installation of murals/public art; revitalization of welcoming indoor student gathering/multipurpose areas; the creation of inclusive, multilingual signage; the formation of functional community-oriented outdoor spaces; and the establishment of a culturally responsive online presence.
Curriculum / Faculty Initiatives:
a. Goal: to Identify work toward developing an Ethnic Studies department.
b. Goal: to identify programs on campus that support Latinx & BIPOC students.
c. Goal: to identify items that can be implemented in the classroom.
a. Goal: to identify opportunities for peer mentoring, outreach & recruitment. How can Cabrillo support Latinx students outside of the classroom and throughout their time at college?
Administrative Procedures, HR processes, Legislative Policies:
a. Goal: to continue implementing HR improvements in hiring; report on successes and accomplishments; promote communication efforts.
b. Goal: to engage in policy & procedure reforms working with Board, CPC, and governance leaders. c. Goal: to advocate for Ethnic studies Bill (AB 1040), DACA/Dreamers legislation, and other relevant legislation.
External Community Outreach:
a. Goal: Expand marketing & institutional capacity to include Spanish speaking, media resource & translation capabilities.
b. Goal: Identify and promote events that connect Santa Cruz County Latinx communities to Cabrillo College.
c. Goal: Host events that invite Latinx community to Cabrillo and participate in community events that connect Cabrillo to SC County Latinx community.HSI Task Force / Six Focus Groups